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My kitten eats a lot of mice he is struggling to walk. He

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My kitten eats a lot of mice he is struggling to walk. He has been to the toilet it is a bit hard then bit runny
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

How old is your kitten please? There's no direct relationship between eating a lot of mice and struggling to walk but I would be concerned if he ingested a mouse poisoned by an anticogulant rodenticide. Cats that do so can then begin bleeding uncontrollably from any body orifice or internally leading to profound anemia and weakness which might be indicated by "struggling to walk". Please check your kitten's gums and tongue. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia). Please let me know what you find.

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